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have from them, that video. >> reporter: the u.s. embassy of peru has told them the pair may have then boarded a boat. >> the embase embassy believes they got on the boat for an a . amazon cruise. >> reporter: the family has set up a war room where they're mapping out all they know. >> probably the biggest thing we have access to garrett's bank records and starting january 25th all of his banking ceased. no more withdrawals. there's nothing. there is absolutely no activity. >> reporter: what has the family especially worried, warnings that kidnappers may be targeting american tourists in the peru region. friends and family are pleading for help. >> i want my son to know that i love him, that we all love him. we want them to come home safe and sound. >> when your child is missing it's really, really tough. and we need your help. >> reporter: the family tells me they're getting daily updates from the embassy in peru. they are certainly hoping that those images will lead to the couple. meanwhile, the folks here at the peddler bike shop are asking for the safe return of jamie neal an
next week. >>> a suicide bombing at the u.s. embassy in turkey this morning. what the state department is saying about the attack on what's already a pretty intense day for the department. >>> also, the city of oakland unveils a new i.d. card today. why critics say it could drain some bank accounts. at the sa. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. when you bundle tv and internet. >>> 7:13. we're continuing to follow the developing news this morning out of turkey. that's where a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device right outside the u.s. embassy, killing himself and an embassy guard. kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with what we're hearing about who may be behind this attack. kyla? >> reporter: turkey's interior minister now says the suicide bomber is most likely connect
:10. >> the boards of american airlines' parent amr corp. and u.s. airways have pushed back meetings on plans to consider a final merger. >> reports say that the amr board wants to me in person and that the u.s. airways board would only lead after the amr board approves the deal. >> it is not clear when the two boards will finally meet. a in car and u.s. airways could decide earlier this week whether to merge their two companies. >> over the weekend boeing said its 787 dream liner on a test flight, the first since the new airline was grounded three weeks ago. >> the company said the aircraft flew in and out of boeing field in seattle. and it's been two and half hours in the air. the faa granted permission for the test flights last thursday. >> in speculation that apple's next big thing will be a smart watched is heating up. >> the new york times reported that apple is experimenting with a device maker of glass that would run on the company's i o s mobile operating system. >> smart watches are hot items at the big international c s trade show in las vegas last month, including the pebble smart
before attack u.s. ambassador chris stevens was worried about security in libya. >> did you receive that information? >> i did and i saw -- >> so it didn't poertbother you? >> it bothered me a great deal. >> why didn't you put forces in place to be ready to respond? >> because we never received a request to do so. >> he reported benghazi was one of u.s. outposts receiving threats. >> the u.s. military has neither the resources nor the responsibility to have a firehouse next to every u.s. facility in the world. >> reporter: the white house has provided few details about the president's actions the night of the benghazi attacks. panetta revealed he briefed the president at the start of the attack, but the two men did not speak again that night. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states never called you, secretary panetta to say, how's it going? >> you know normally in these situations -- >> did he know the level of threat -- >> let me finish the answer. we were deploying the forces. he knew we were deploying the forces. he was being kept -- >>
the fire on the carnival cruise ship triumph. yesterday, the u.s. coast guard said the fire started in front of a generator in the main engine crime. that fire left the cruise liner without power for five days with 4200 people on board. investigators say it could take up to a year to determine what exactly caused the fire. despite that initial report from the coast guard, congress says it still wants answers into the cruise ship disaster. hours after the triumph was towed to alabama, senator jay rockefeller september a letter to the -- sent a letter to the coast guard, demanding a review of the incident and similar incidents in the last six years. the senator says there might be a larger safety issue that needs to be reviewed involving large passenger vehicles. >>> and when congress returns next week, they will only have four days for the sequester. coming up, the automatic budget cuts here for california. >>> why facebook's tax bill is zero. in fact, the social media giant will get a huge refund. >>> and what russian scientists are finding after friday's meteor explosion and the ne
and treatment have helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with breast cancer who still need us every day. register for the 3-day now. (woman) it's just been an amazing, amazing journey. i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ took her mom's car from a >>> you might expect it from a teenager but a 6-year-old girl? police say she took her mom's car for a spin. mom was asleep. the girl apparently wanted to see her dad so she drove off. after about a mile, she hit several parked cars, backed into a neighbor's yard, and hit a pole and as you can see it was snowing, too. nobody was injured. no charges have been filed. she has 10 years and then drivers training. >> six years old. impressive. >> not if you're the parent. [ laughter ] >>> let's go to the bay bridge right now. so far traffic is moving nicely as you work your way at the bay bridge toll plaza. no delays to report. metering lights remain off. jumping over to 580/680 in pleasanton. we have some extra volume
to come home from afghanistan next year. at the half the u.s. troops currently in afghanistan. the decision marks the next phase of the president's plan to in the u.s.-led war in afghanistan by the end of 2014. wilson of president obama will focus on boosting job reducing gun violence and revamping immigration. present obama will then travel three states over three days starting tomorrow to drum up support supports our policy proposals. apple ceo tim cook will be among those in the capital audience as president obama delivers his state of the union address tonight. cook is one of the guests invited by first lady michelle obama. the imitation means the apple chief had to reschedule a highly anticipated presentation he's giving today at the goldman sacks technology conference in san francisco. you can watch the president's office said at the union speech live on kron4247 news channel, has 193 tonight starting at 6:00 p.m.. >> north korea confirmed today it it it has conducted its third nuclear test. president obama is calling the latest test a " highly provocative act that threa
with immigration leaders and the other with ceos of major u.s. companies. the president wants to get input on immigration reform from both sides. >>> there are fewer mexican who have become eligible and 60% of none eligible mexican have become sit sins and that's according to the center but only of% of fellow mexican have. this is a report for those not applying because of lack of english skills, not having that $680 application fee and fear of not passing the citizenship test. >>> the debate on medical marijuana is about to heat up. they are scheduled to hear arguments on whether they can ban retail dispins tries -- dispensaries for legal use. they are voting to not outlaw this. >>> they are working on changes to federal marijuana laws and coming up at 5:15 the legislation lawmakers have been working on quietly and the name change that is being introduced into the proposal. >>> it is as bad as los angeles and it ranges right near the list of cities with bad traffic. tara moriarty joins us to tell us how much time we spend stuck in traffic and how much money it costs us. >>> this is 580 th
in peru to facebook and twitter and keeping close phone contact with roommates. >> ama: the u.s. embassy in peru released a kidnapping warning for merges and is working with the local authorities to find the couple. a $3,000 reward has been off erred. >> a tri-city gun buyback was so popular many people were left hanging on to guns they no longer wanted. the event involved palo alto, east palo alto, and menlo park. police paid hundred for hand guns and 300 for assault weapons. one man collected $1,400. >> a duck hunter, and i've been hunting since i was ten years old. a lot of these rifles and shotguns, we department use -- you don't use rifles for duck hunts but i also deer hunt. i just decided don't want to collect guns anymore. >> in palo alto, the group, protect the children, which raised the money for the buyback, held an antigun rally. the pa $2,000 collected was gone in two and a half hours, leaving many people in line what wanted to sell their guns. >> san francisco fire crews are credited with stopping a house fire that raced through this house. one person was rescued from the s
contact with roommates. >> ama: the u.s. embassy in peru released a kidnapping warning for merges and is working with the local authorities to find the couple. a $3,000 reward has been off erred. >> a tri-city gun buyback was so popular many people were left hanging on to guns they no longer wanted. the event involved palo alto, east palo alto, and menlo park. police paid hundred for hand guns and 300 for assault weapons. one man collected $1,400. >> a duck hunter, and i've been hunting since i was ten years old. a lot of these and shotguns, we department use -- you don't use rifles for duck hunts but i also deer hunt. i just decided don't want to collect guns anymore. >> in palo alto, the group, protect the children, which raised the money for the buyback, held an antigun rally. the pa $2,000 collected was gong many people in line what wanted to sell their guns. >> san francisco fire crews are credited with stopping a house fire that raced through this house. one person was rescued from the second level of the home and was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. the cause o
and u.s. are looking at that now and they could take action to cut them back but short of that google is untouchable at the moment pretty much. >> reporter: now, despite again the $800 a share close, they are third in value, number two exxonmobil and number one apple. google reportedly considering taking a playbook from apple, a page from the playbook, by opening retail stores to sell going the branded hardware. those reports give no time frame for when google may enter the market. >> they keep reinventing themselves and expanding the brand. >> reporter: that's what makes them successful. no question about it. >> thank you, mark. >>> the chp ready to pull out extra patrols from oakland unless the city can come up with the cash to pay for them. kpix 5 reporter ann notarangelo on what it would cost and where the money would come from. >> reporter: since patrolling the streets of oakland, the police department says in some cases violent crime is down and they don't want to mess with the momentum. >>> reporter: november 1st, the chp joined additional lo
. what the u.s. coast guard is telling us. >>> a big fire in san mateo county. the video you will see only on two. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ >>> it's an historic time at the vatican as the pope getting ready to step down and there's news from rome, plus right here in the bay area. >>> and huge flames tear through this vacant home in rohnert park overnight. no one inside. we'll tell you what investigators will be doing later on inside to try to figure out what started the fire. ♪ >> it was a night of music and movies at last night's academy awards. look at the last night's big winners and bigger moments beyond that. "mornings on 2" begins right now. ll, good morning. welcome to
reported a $115 million loss. >>> checking in on the u.s. markets and where we start the day. slight gains yesterday with dow jones starting today at 13,944. and i'm just getting a fresh look at the futures right now. they do indicate a bit of a mixed opening. >>> the u.s. justice department is looking at suing moody. the government is likely to hold off until a similar lawsuit against rival standard and poors is tested in the courts. both ratings services are accused of inflating some mortgage bonds. >>> if you drank, how the price of alcohol could effect your life. details of a new study and how the price tag of that drink may keep some people alive. >>> and out of this world science project becomes a youtube sensation. the local students who is behind it. >>> welcome back. a houston woman is facing vehicle homicide charges in a super bowl tragedy. they were killed in a suspected drunk driving accident. it happened just outside of new orleans just hours after sunday night's super bowl. prosecutors have filed felony charges against the 26-year-old woman for the deaths of brian and alice y
in early detection and treatment have helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with breast cancer who still need us every day. register for the 3-day now. (woman) it's just been an amazing, amazing journey. i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful >> 6:10 on friday. the winds are nonexistent compared to yesterday. we will talk temperatures. we are running around 34 in napa and 38 in concord and san jose, and 36 in los gatos and half moon bay, and 39 in hayward, and san carlos and everyone else low-to-mid 40's. throughout the afternoon hours, how about upper 50's at the coast, maybe a few mid-50's like half moon bay and low-to-mid 60's for the rest of us. headed into tomorrow we will have temperatures on the decline and i will show you that in a second and a chance for sprinkles. sue? >> back to san jose update on the accident, the capital expressway involving a bus car ran a red light, hit the bus, more damage to the car than the bus but one person is injured and taken to the hospital but the intersectio
of the conclave. roger mahony was strip of his duties last month at the largest catholic in the u.s. that was after documents show mahoney and other search officials hid accusations against child-molesting priests. >> mahoney is the flavor of the month. this case is very recent. but there may be others who also had some problems with the administration of sexual abuse cases in their diocese. >> the papal conclave is expected to meet sometime in march. 117 cardinals will have to agree on a two-thirds majority to elect the new pope. yesterday, mahoney posted a tweet indicating he will take part in the conclave. >>> and we're hearing that an american cardinal is considered one of the possible candidates for the new pope. shawn o'malley has been mentioned frequently in the italian press. there's never been an american pope. in fact, they've all been european. this time around, cardinals from africa and south are also being talked about -- south america are also being talked about as candidates. >>> jesse jackson, junior and his wife are expected to plead guilty to misusing campaigns. pr
-based cyber asalt. the latest victims are u.s. media companies and social networking sites. in just the last month, apple, facebook twitter and three major u.s. newspapers have all reported cyber attacks. e-mail systems have been breached and personal data lost. to cyber spies intent on stealing valuable information. >> there's a lot of evidence that points back to china. >> reporter: kevin mandiant just issued a detailed report claiming most cyber attacks are carried out by teams inside the chinese military. is there proof that the chinese government is sponsoring these attacks? >> it would be hard to imagine in an enclosed society where they monitor internet use they don't notice thousands of attacks coming out of their architecture. >> reporter: mandiant identifies this military headquarters in shanghai as a base of cyber operations. china denies that but when cnn cameras approached the building security guards chased them away. >> drive away drive away, drive away. >> reporter: u.s. officials say cyber hackers each year are stealing $250 billion worth of u.s. trade
the california state line. >> u s g s says the 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit just after 4 yesterday afternoon. >> it was centered around 200 mi. south of reno. >> aftershocks ranging from 3.1 to 3.7 magnitude followed shortly thereafter. there were no reports of any damage. >> federal housing and health officials awarded $12 million to the california housing financing agency to offer rental assistance to 335 low-income people with disabilities. >> the funding will give them a stable housing and support service. >> the funds awarded to california as part of the total $98 million the fed are awarded to 13 how the agencies. >> at least 30 fish were killed after a drinking water pipe burst and sent thousands of gallons of chlorinated water into a san francisco bay area creek. >> san francisco public utilities commission discovered the leak on saturday near crystal springs reservoir, our drinking water system that serves 2.5 million bay area residents. >> officials said they expect the fish death toll which may have included threatened steelhead trout to rise, possibly to the hundreds. sam tail cr
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on january 25th. the u.s. state department and the u.s. embassy in lima are searching for that couple. >> following the latest rumors it appears that alec smith is going to be traded. the rumors have been swirling around the former starting quarterback. this morning multiple reports from an f l .com at alex smith being sent off to the kansas city chiefs. at this point neither side is confirming or denying the move. however, some reports say the trade is all about the gun. no indication of what the 49ers might receive in return. but they will have to wait until march 12th when the free agency. stars. to make the deal official. smith led the niners to a 6-2 record this past season before suffered a concussion. he was replaced by colin kaepernick and was never given his starting job back. >> that is where joe montana went when he left the 49ers. >> it is seven 06 a.m. more news ahead. a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we are seeing more blue that sunrise beginning to come into view. there is the traffic lanes the bay bridge back up a little bit. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. w
district, the outer mission and then downtown. bringing total to 22. last year, the u.s. justice department warned letters to landlords warning of a crackdown. since then, eight clubs have been closed. we're live in san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. >>> today, the battle over marijuana marijuana will take a -- over medical marijuana will take a different turn. they are expected to introduce legislation to make this a state issue, not a federal issue. supporters say recent state ballot measures to legalize pot prove it is time to end the 75- year old prohibition. >> school officials in alabama are planning a big birthday celebration for a little boy rescued from an underground bunker. authorities stormed the urge abouter and the boy was -- the bunker and the boy was rescued. the big celebration will also honor that bus driver who protected almost two dozen other children from the gunman. >> we want to celebrate the life of charles poland, a true hero. he will forever be remembered as a true hero and when all of the information is released, the nation
and treatment have helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with breast cancer who still need us every day. register for the 3-day now. (woman) it's just been an amazing, amazing journey. i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> a new report commissioned by joe paterno's family contradicts findings of penn state's investigation into the sex abuse scandal involving retired assistant coach jerry sandusky. the family's review says paterno did not attempt to hide any information or impede the investigation. that's contrary to former fbi director's report last year for the school. penn state says the school's investigation was intended to fix shortcomings and make sure failures don't happen again. the family's report comes a day before pa term know's widow will speak out for the fir time about the scandal. you can watch the interview tomorrow on katie right here on abc7 at 3:00. >> valentine's day has a whole new meaning for a group of children in palo alto. they all received life-saving congenital heart surgery
that energy focused. >> reporter: wasserman called it one of the most complicated crime areas in the u.s. burglaries were up more than 23%. we talked to several people as they were leaving the meeting. we heard mixed reviews. some people said they had heard these ideas before. others said they were helpful it could turn it around in oakland. there will be other community meetings like this and we're told wasserman will attend the meetings. we talked to the mayor and the police chief. you can hear what they had to say tonight at 11:00. monte francis, nbc bay area news. >>> thank you. it looked like chaos in fremont but it was only a drill. fire, police and other agencies responded to a large scale simulated disaster with hundreds of fictional casualties. today's event was one of the largest disaster manage many exercises ever held in the bay area with 15 agencies participating. >> these are all agencies that would typically respond if there is a large casualty event. we're trying to improve the coordination. we're trying to decrease the amount of time that it takes to get injured people t
. >>> the u.s. state the -- department is now involved on the search for a couple. the couple was last seen in peru. >> reporter: they are a happy couple on the vacation of a lifetime. miles away from home they were never away more than a computer away from family and friends. the couple has chronicled their travels on facebook. but the photos and status updates stopped on january 25th. >> it's upsetting. you know i'm worried about both of them. >> reporter: jamie is on extended vacation from the peddler bike shop in el cebrante where she worked and put her bike together for the road trip. those bikes are ever present in their facebook photos. posts showed their traveled to argentina, chile and peru. one of jamie's last updates noted going to lima instead of machupichu. a security message warning americans of kidnapping threats around cusco. >> what kind of warning would they see while traveling, they are within the people. they're not watching the news. >> reporter: the state department put out this poster of the missing couple. >> my greatest hope is they return on schedule unharmed. >> r
will be called after he leaves office. >> plus, round 2 another relentless storm slams much of the u.s. how crews plan to deal with the record snowfall. >> how about this? image altered. what iran state media had to say about first lady michelle obama's oscar dress. all coming your way. '/÷
reforms to avoid a federal takeover. >>> new details to tell you about after a suicide bombing at the u.s. embassy in turkey. at least one person now confirmed dead. several others are wounded as investigators there try to figure out exactly who is behind this attack. local reporters say the bomber is a turkish citizen. witnesses say he entered the u.s. embassy compound in ankara through a side gate and he made it as far as the first x-ray machine before finally detonating and explosive, killing both himself and a security guard. the u.s. embassy has acknowledged this attack did happen through a statement thanking turkish authorities for their assistance. they say at this point there will be more details coming and will be issued later. >>> now, to the big game. the quest for six and a lot of people calling this one the harbowl. brothers john and jim harbaugh giving their press conference this morning. they talked about how they're preparing for the big day and the reality that one of them will be going home very did i pointed when this game is all over. >> you do think about sh obviously
congressman. just yesterday he testified on the department of defense's response to the attack on u.s. facilities in benghazi. panetta was the director of the cia at the time osama bin laden was killed. no word on what he plans to do or if he will move back to his home on the central coast. an armed forces farewell ceremony will be held later today. >>> san jose international airport could soon become home to a brand new private airport for google executives. the $82 million project would include an executive terminal, hangars and ramp space to accommodate google's largest business jets. the proposed airport would bring in nearly $3 million a year in rent and would create hundreds of permanent jobs and up to 200 construction jobs. the san jose city council is expected to vote on this proposal coming up in april. >>> texas governor rick perry stepping up his campaign to try to steal business away from california. perry planning to visit silicon valley, san francisco and los angeles during a four-day trip that starts this sunday. he's planning to tell people that texas is a better place
to tijuana mexico after a ski trip in southern california. on friday the u-s department of transportation ordered the company to stop running busses saying that the company was an imminent hazard to public safety. this comes after a canadian company was also order by the d-o-t to shut down earlier this year following a crash in oregon that left nine people dead. >> a head on crash in georgia left five people dead over the weekend. including a one-year-old. according to the georgia state patrol one car ignored a no passing zone hitting another car travelling the opposite direction. both drivers were killed in the crash as well as three passengers in the victims vehicle. police are investigating whether or not alcohol may have been a factor. >> mardi gras celebrations turned sour last night after a shooting on bourbon street. one man is critical condition and three others were injured after the shooting erupted just before 9:30 p-m local time. witnesses told police that a fight started outside a strip club called babe's cabaret. that's when they heard three gun shots. the bullets grazed two
stations could be easier. >> also, former u.s. navy seal reportedly killed the worl's most-wanted terrorist sharing his story about the raid on bin laden's compound. yes says military abandoned him. >> i'm michael finney. what do you do when buying a voucher for a daily deal and not everything is in the small print. is that false >>> former naif eye seal says he capitol hill kiled osama bin laden is talking about taking down the world's most wanted man and now, he says he feels the u.s. military abandoned him. he is identified only as the shooter. the man left the military last year says he's unemployed and worried about providing for his family. also describing may, 2011 mission that led to bin laden's death. >> the shooter rolled into the bedroom on the righthand side and right there faced osama bin laden less than a foot from his gun. and shot him there. three times in the forhead. >> the shooter now suffers from both mental and physical issues and says his disability claim is in limbo. the u.s. navy responded by saying they take seriously responsibilities to sailors making transitions t
painted red white, and blue. his team sponsor was the u.s. postal service and, in the late 1990s, the agency could hardly believe its luck, that it had put its mo put its became arguably the greatest endurance athlete of all time. well, today color the postal service embarrassed. the u.s. justice department announced this afternoon that it will join a civil lawsuit that claims armstrong defrauded the federal government. here's bob orr. >> reporter: the lawsuit alleges lance armstrong broke his sponsorship contract with the u.s. postal service by using performance-enhancing drugs while winning multiple tour de france titles. the postal service paid at least $31 million to sponsor armstrong's cycling team, and now the justice department
to that region. >>> but first, let's get to that blast at the u.s. embassy in ankara. let's start with pierre. one of the most heavily fortified embassies in the middle east. it happened in the middle of the day. >> reporter: the situation is veried fluid. we're trying to get more details. a blast at the gate to the u.s. embassy. the state department is calling this a terrorist attack. the associated press is reporting that the u.s. ambassador has told reporters there that a guard at the gate was killed. at least one turkish citizen has wounded. they're calling it a suicide bombing. rescue personnel are at the scene. u.s. officials here in washington are pressing to get more information. pierre homegrown islamic terrorists have exploded bombs in istanbul before. any claims of responsibility on this attack? >> reporter: no details on who might have done this. intelligence officials are trying to get to the bottom of this. >>> let's bring in jon karl with the white house reaction to the embassy explosion. jon, in the wake of the benghazi, libya, attack, lot of focus on security. >> reporter: no
phone that sells for $500 in the u.s. costs $540 there despite the australian dollar being worth than the u.s. dollar. >>> 7:45. well, an investigation by san francisco city attorneys into how some city employees used city computers should wrap up soon. the p.u.c. is working with the district attorney to investigate that several work employees used the computers to download pornography and gamble online. the inappropriate use of looking at explicitly sexual materials and gambling online can lead to employees being fired. >>> the america's cup race could cost taxpayers millions of dollars. pam cook is in the studio right now. what's the reason for the big deal. >> there are a few reasons. $20billion. that amount is what could fall on san francisco to pay. now, with less than three months to go, the money raised to host the world-class event is far below what's needed. the croppicle reports the shrinking size of the event has helped reduce cost but it's also reduced corporate interest in sponsorship. this started with 12 teams. it has been whittled down to three. so fewer people and less money
. >> well, remember when this ship came into port it was not only met by the u.s. public health service, the coast guard, their own officials, there may have been a few lawyers on the dock. there may be claims made for emotional distress from physical damage but the real challenge for the passengers in this case is to prove those damages. obviously their trip was interrupted, canceled. they didn't get what they wanted. carnival attempted to get ahead of this giving them basically a full refund of everything they did in terms of buying the cruise, full refund of everything they bought on the ship except for the gift shop and casino and just yesterday threw in an additional $500 and a free cruise going ahead. they're trying to do what they can but remember the sheer logistics of getting the ship back to the harbor and getting passengers home resulted in the shipping line chartering 50 or 60 buses, one of which broke down on the way to new orleans, so it was not a pleasant trip even after they got ashore. >> certainly adding insult to injury for a lot of passenger
begins at 11:00 this morning at the university where they used to attend. >>> the u.s. state department is now involved in the search for two bay area residents who disappeared in peru. >> it's upsetting. and you know, it's about both of them. >> reporter: they both left the bay area in november for a bike trek through south america. the couple has chronicled their travels through facebook, but the photo is in status update stopped on january 25. last seen just one day later getting into a cab in lima. the sister is hopeful that the couple is okay, but fears that something may have happened to them. >> i hope that she is just having a blast. and they're doing what they went to do, you know? >> reporter: earlier this month they issued a warning to the american tourists about a potential kidnapping threat. the u.s. state department said that they have put out a poster of the missing couple. they have set up a reward fund. >>> john kerry begins his first overseas trip today as secretary of state. he'll visit nine countries in ten days. he'll also tour the middle east with stops in egypt an
yesterday when the engines caught fire. >> a u.s. coast guard cutters expected to tow it to progresso , mexico. carnival says the ship has on board electricity to keep the passengers comfortable. it should reach progresso wednesday. >> three people were killed in a helicopter crash while filming for discovery channel show in loss angeles county. it happened early saturday--yesterday at polsa rosa branch in the city of acton. >> authorities say all three people died aboard the helicopter. their names not been released. discovery channel and the show's production company had both release statements expressing their separate the to the victim's family. we will be right back. at embassy suites, you get more delicious moreness every morning with a free breakfast made just the way you like it. with a breakfast like this, you could pretty much handle anything. anything? anything. [ screams ] a rambunctious toddler? of course. uncle ralph? sure. a roman gladiator? you bet. the thing under my bed? why not? ♪ yes. [ female announcer ] get more with embassy suites. book early and save up to 20
into negotiations over the nuclear program with the u.s. and other nations. abc's david muir has just arrived and joins us now from tehran. good morning, david. >> reporter: robin, just to hear your voice, a half a world away, enough to make us smile. the whole crew here, behind the camera, welcoming you back, even here in iran. and as you mentioned, robin, it's a critical moment here. we're inside this country because u.s. sanctions against this economy have crippled the economy here. and just days away, now, from iran returning to the negotiating table over its nuclear program. and as you point out, in a very rare move, they've allowed us in to report from the streets of tehran. this is a tenuous time here, just days before iran returns to the nuclear negotiating table with the u.s. and others, since talks collapsed eight months ago. this morning, as we drove through this city of 12 million, it is a city squeezed, not only by the traffic, but by the ever-tightening economic sanctions, led by the u.s. some of the cars clogging these streets, tripling in price. it's groceries, medicine, if yo
. that instability sent oil prices plunging this morning. >>> and the white house stepping up u.s. involvement in syria's bloody civil war. secretary of state john kerry has promised the rebels trying to overthrow bashar al assad that support from the u.s. is coming. though he didn't elaborate further. he did persuade rebel leaders to attend a conference in rome this week. "the new york times" reports that saudi arabia is already shipping weapons to the rebels, something president obama has refused to do in the past. >>> and next time you're tempted to illegally download music or movies online, you could be in store for a rather rude awakening. beginning this week, the top internet providers will be tracking illegal downloads as part of the new copyright alert system, organized by the entertainment industry. you will get six warnings to stop. and then the real punishment kicks in. your service provider will temporarily slow your connection to a crawl. >>> have you seen first lady michelle obama's wardrobe change from the oscars? we saw mrs. obama in her sleeveless silver gown, looking lovely,
of either saying the pledge of allegiance or observing a moment of silence. >>> the u.s. justice department along with california and several other states filed suit against standard and poors. the suit claims s & p refused to warn investors that the housing department would be collapsing because it would be bad for business. >> s & p gave premium ratings to risky investments. >> reporter: state attorney general camela harris says fund those investments based on s & p ratings. >>> wall street rebounded today following yesterday's steep drop. the dow's gained 99 points to gain 25 points shy. nasdaq was up 40 points. investors saw poz táeu signs in housing. >>> dell computer is going private. michael dell and an investment company are buying the trading company. dell's profits have faded and this could be michael dell's plans to restore the company to its former glory. >>> a man is accused of trying to snatch up a girl that was riding a bike. the man cursed at her as she was peddling down emerson street. then as she got closer she say it is man crossed the street and tried to snatch her up.
gave way to shock. >> yeah it's pretty crazy. >> man, wow. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney's office released this criminal complaint that describes how the man named matthew aaron laneza of san jose and mesa a arizona tried to blow up a building. he thought he was in connection with al-qaida but he was actually an fbi agent. he expressed the desire for the bomb to bring down the entire bank building. >> that's scary knowing that i bank here all the time. that's scary. >> reporter: he tried to set off a fake bomb this morning and was immediately arrested. >> to hear all that stuff on the other side of the world but now it's coming here more often. it's pretty scary. >> reporter: yaneza is a devout muslim who claimed he was doing this with ala. he claimed that he would dance with joe when the bomb went off. >> you know i don't think there's any question there's a lot of people out there that want to do this type of stuff. that have this as something that they're dedicated to accomplishing. the problem is, doing it. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00, we'll take you inside the building an
- bay and hewlett packard are able to reduce their taxes by billions. the u.s. tax code allows companies to reduce their tax burden by accumulating assesses. >>> a new round starts in the legal battle over pacifica sharp park golf course. it's owned by the city of san francisco but located in pacifica. a judge recently threw out a lawsuit filed by environmentalist that wanted to shut down to protect the frogs and snakes rob the property. but now the law firm says it will defend the city of san francisco for free as environmentalist try to get more than $1 million in legal fees. >>> in san francisco improvements are coming soon for muni's n judah line. san francisco municipal transportation agency will spend almost $6 million on the upgrades. they include installing more travel prediction signs and painting a transit only lane to keep cars from blocking trains. traffic signals will also be changed to give those trains priority. work should be finished by june 2014. >>> time is 5:25. let's go back to sal. you are following crashes and other things. >> we are looking at a crash on 680 south
them to live and work in the u.s. and holders could apply for legal residency or a green card within eight years and after being granted a green card they could apply for citizenship. but advocates say they can't fully support the president's proposal. >> i feel like we do support some parts. but some parts we don't. >> they say the plan's major problem is that it doesn't guarantee a pathway to citizenship, and it doesn't adequately deal with future immigrants. republican lawmakers raised some of the same concerns and added others. >> by putting these details out without addressing the future flow and by giving advantage to those who came here legally, not dealing with border security adequately, that tells us he is looking for a partisan advantage. >> marco rubio who is working on a senate plan put out a statement saying this proposal is dead on arrival. the white house says this plan would only be pitched if lawmakers don't act quickly. >> he says it is dead on arrival if proposed. let's make sure it is not proposed. >> abc7 news. >>> san francisco police reveal the same man may ha
. but first. a widespread blizzard is expected to arrive in the northeastern u-s this morning. tory dunnan is live from boston with more, good morning tory. hundreds of flights in and out of s-f-o are expected to be cancelled due to the nor'easter storm. >> it is a bitterly stra col morning, and even the white out conditions. passengers at boston's logan airport for hoping to dodged this airport. >> they think that is going to be crazy. >> 2.5. feet in some areas. >> if it happens overnight friday and saturday is as good a of a timely as we could have. >> reporter: from new jersey, to the state of maine. >> wheat are used to these type of storms and to use common said stay off the city. stay home. >> this could be the similarities between the historic 1978 and today would not be quite as dramatic. >> for some, that stalledstall.t instead the two-three days it more perhaps just 24 hours. >> the hardware stores, groceries stores and with everybody is being advised to ride it out. and here in boston they are expecting to see the of worst of this with the possibility of a two-3 in. per hour. a
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violations that it says are likely to cause serious injury or death to patients. the u s e s f medical center in san francisco received two penalties totaling $200,000. st. mary's medical center in san francisco also receive two penalties, amounting to $175,000. the santa clara valley medical center in san jose receive one penalty, costing $100,000. >> alameda county officials say that they have shutdown the " as soon as possible " medical center in san leandro call it a " bogus medical center. " the district attorney's office says that they have filed felony criminal charges against the doctor, who was dispensing drugs such as muscle relaxer is, anti- inflammatory agents and creams to patients who did not need them. officials have close of the center's facilities on 100 and fifth avenue and san leandro f as well as its other clinics in hayward, vacaville and fairfield. >> new details released about the daily triple shooting at a home in royal sonoma county. this is video of the scene from our partnership with abc 7 news. at a news conference, sheriff officials said, that they believe that th
but we found interesting is the u.s. navy did say he used as he still has a badge and used to it get into the navy base yesterday they have a record of him going in but zront a record of him leaving so now they'rew wr searching that area. as a precaution. >> thank you. >> if anything breaks we'll update you immediately. you can follow us on twitter on abc 7 news bay area for late breaking developments in this story. >> still ahead tonight on abc 7 news what customs agents found when searching three cars at the port of oakland someone trying to export ammo. >> a surge in smart phone thefts and what might be the best weapon. >> there san asteroid headed our way. this could do a lot of damage if it hkh8s the either a 7th grader sent her hello kitty doll into space. why and where it wound >>> federal agents with the department of u.s. customs and border protection have seized 2300 rounds of ammunition from a port of oakland bound for monday goala. nick smith intok a team leading this investigation and live now at port with the latest for us. nick? >> get this. agents found ammunition us
. joseph dunford taking charge of u.s. and nato forces there. he's likely to be the last commander there because all combat troops are scheduled to leave by the end of next year. we were struck by a moment, with george pointing out this on abc's "this morning." >> and new some good news. this is the place in the program where we honor the sacrifices of our service members killed in action. but for the second week in a row, the pentagon released no names of soldiers killed in afghanistan. >> some great words to hear from george on abc's "this week." >>> still much more ahead on "world news" this sunday night. in hot pursuit, the new crash causing a big headline tonight. and the bigger question, how far is too far for the paparazzi? tonight nick watt takes us inside their game. how are they tipped off? it's the little things in life that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well-fitting dentures let in food p
in the u.s. and tell google what you would do with what the company calls google glass. if you win, by the way, they're still going to cost you $1,500. a competition i would inter. is this a line to give my money away. >> that's a little pricey. >>> when we come back this morning, investigators explain how a young cancer patient became a fire victim. all of it while lying in her hospital bed. >>> also ahead, what the leader of the free world had to say about his round with the world's greatest golfer. stay with us. when it comes to getting my family to eat breakfast, i need all the help i can get. that's why i like nutella. mom, what's the capital of west virginia? charleston. nutella is a delicious hazelnut spread my whole family loves. mom, have you seen my -- backpack? nutella goes great on whole-wheat toast or whole-grain waffles. and its great taste comes from a unique combination of simple ingredients like hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. yeah, bye. have you seen my -- yes. and...thank you. [ male announcer ] nutella. breakfast never tasted this good. hd 8 before cop
and there were few accidents. >>> a storm is bearing down on the u.s. east coast this morning and there are disruptions in air travel extended to the bay area. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is at sfo with the latest numbers on cancellations. cate. >> reporter: good morning. we're already seeing the effects of that impending east coast winter storm here in our area with flights going to and from the east coast. meanwhile, residents there just have a few hours left to prepare. meteorologists are predicting this to be a potentially historic storm with the amount of snow expected. new york could see a foot and boston up to three feet of snow. the impact of the storm is already being felt here at our airports. the east coast, about 3,000 flights were canceled and at sfo, we've learned 52 flights were canceled for today and that's 35 departing and 17 arriving from either boston, newark, jfk and philadelphia. the last time we checked with airport staff there were no delays as a result of those cancellations. so check with your airline before arri
considers weighing in on the california case. the obama administration is deciding whether to urge the u.s. supreme court to overturn california's gay marriage ban. california voters approve the ballot initiative in 2008 with overturned a state supreme court decision. 29 other states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. nine states and washington, d.c. recognize same-sex marriages. president obama has one week from today to get involved in the u.s. supreme court case. >>> now, one month into the second term, a new poll shows president obama has the majority of the country's support. according to a cnn poll, 52% approve of how he is handling his job as president 43% disapprove. the poll is an average of four national surveys of the president's approval rating conducted over the last eight days. >>> tonight, a winter storm blasting much of the united states again. the last thing people want or need is more bad weather, but, residents in 20 states are bracing for another hit. as kron4 shows you, it's even snowing in the desert. >> you don't see this every day, or almost any d
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